The Candyman is back!
A few days after releasing a teaser, MGM has just dropped the first official trailer for the upcoming Candyman sequel. Directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, the forthcoming film is being called “a reimagining.” It will once again feature Tony Todd as the titular antagonist Candyman, alongside newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo. DaCosta’s Candyman sequel is scheduled to arrive in theatres on June 12, 2020.
Check out the trailer below, courtesy of Universal Pictures.
The original 1992 film is widely regarded as one of the most iconic slashers in movie history. Directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden,” Candyman was both a commerical and critical success. The supernatural horror movie grossing more than $25 million domestically and was quickly followed by two sequels, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) and Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999).
Jordan Peele recently shared why the original film is so important to him and why he’s so excited to “bring the next chapter in the Candyman canon to life.”
“The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre. Alongside Night of the Living Dead, Candyman was a major inspiration for me as a filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting. We are honored to bring the next chapter in the Candyman canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend.”
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Source: Universal Pictures